Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle explains her sales tax plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle explains her sales tax plan
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle explains her sales tax plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle explains her sales tax plan

It’s not just the state and Chicago Public Schools that are in dire financial straits. Cook County is also facing the burden of unfunded pensions. Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle originally campaigned against a controversial sales tax hike that contributed to her predecessor’s re-election loss, but now she says it’s a necessary move. We talk to President Preckwinkle about the tax and if she thinks it will pass at Wednesday’s Cook County Board meeting. (Flickr/WBEZ)